Posted on November 10, 2023

VCC partners with Spud to combat food insecurity

 non-perishable food items

For the second year in a row, and VCC are partnering to help fill VCC’s Gathering Space pantry. 

VCC’s Gathering Spaces are inclusive spaces that promote cultural safety, belonging, and the opportunity to connect with others. Its pantry provides healthy and accessible snacks and grocery items for Indigenous students who are impacted by food insecurity. 

Spud's VCC food drive runs from November 13 to December 3. Customers can simply add any non-perishable food items to their Spud bin during the food drive. The food will be taken back to the Spud warehouse with bin pick up and directly donated to VCC. 

Combatting food insecurity

The food drive is part of VCC Foundation’s Giving Tuesday campaign for 2023. The Foundation is raising vital funds to combat food insecurity with a holiday hamper for students in need, food pantries in selected departments, and food security education for students.

Food insecurity has a significant impact on student mental, physical, and social wellbeing: 40% of post-secondary students in Canada are food insecure and 13% of VCC students have used a food bank (SUVCC Budget Survey Fall 2023). 


Learn more about how you can support VCC students through VCC Foundation or visit to donate to the Gathering Space pantry.